1. Jails, Institutions, and Courts: Clinical vs. Medical-Legal Aspects of Forensics --- 2. Competency vs. Capacity in the State Court --- 3. Asylum Cases in the Federal Court --- 4. Brain Injury as a Medical-Legal Aspect

Four introductory seminars about forensic clinical work from a psychoanalytic perspective vs. medical-legal aspects of forensic work. Seminars will be led by Dr. Daniel Brocket and guest instructors who will discuss clinical vs. medical-legal aspects. One guest will discuss competency vs. capacity in the state court system. Another guest will be discussing Asylum cases in the federal court system. The third expert will discuss brain injury as a medical-legal aspect. While these seminars are introductory, clinicians from all skill levels are invited to participate and foster a sense of community. Participants will learn psychoanalytic concepts, including the negative therapeutic reaction, Freudian definitions of trauma, strain trauma, retrospective trauma, and modern object relations view of borderline conditions. Participants will learn how modern object relations have influenced current DSM-5 definitions of Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD). Other topics include the history of moral insanity (ASPD) vs. insanity.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 5:30 - 7 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 5:30 - 7 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 5:30 - 7 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 5:30 - 7 pm



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San Diego, CA 92117
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$255 general; $205 SDPC members, candidates, and students
*Prorated for missed courses

Presenter Information

Daniel Brockett, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice who focuses on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Earlier in his career, he worked in forensic settings with seriously mentally ill and criminogenic people. He has regularly been an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving standard of care, sanity, trauma, and substance use disorders.


Guest Teachers:

Nicolas Badre, MD, is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist in San Diego. He holds teaching positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of San Diego. He has published over 40 articles and book chapters. He has a column in a leading psychiatric publication, Clinical Psychiatry News. Dr. Badre has presented in over 100 lectures to various institutions on topics including forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy, and conceptual issues in psychiatry. Dr. Badre can be reached at his website, BadreMD.com.
Dan Gardner, MD, evaluates and treats emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems resulting from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). He consults with TBI survivors, their families, case managers, and brain injury treatment programs. He also serves as a medical expert witness in brain injury personal injury cases.
Lisa Auslander, PhD, has evaluated Torture Survivors seeking asylum for decades.  She works with a non-profit called Survivors of Torture (SOTI). She also serves as a psychological expert witness in Asylum hearings.  Dr. Auslander has a private practice in La Jolla where she sees individuals and conducts veteran’s compensation and pension exams. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine, where she teaches and supervises psychiatry residents and medical students.